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Death blamed on listeria from cheese; wide-scale recall announced

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 05 2013 09:39:58 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 05 2013 03:05:52 PM CDT

A listeria scare is prompting a 30 state recall of cheese.

One person is dead and several more sick after health officials say they ate the cheese.

Whole Foods Market, Incorporated is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese. The company is posting signs in its stores to inform customers about the recall.

We've learned the cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels.

Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have weakened immune systems.